Legislatively, SNOM is working with legislators and partners on a few bills. One is with the American Lung Association for a grant to help families with asthma. Another is for the disposal of medications from schools. We will need more information from school nurses about medication disposal, so be watching for a survey on that in the next few months, too.
The strategic plan will be a focus of the next year. In 2018, a survey will be sent out for feedback on the direction members would like to see SNOM go to fulfill our mission and vision. As SNOM strives to advance the school nursing profession in Minnesota in order to best serve our children. If any school nurses would like to serve in a committee or on the board, please feel free to contact me. Those who do participate in the organization learn new skills, help school nursing stay vital, and make new friends. 2018 is an election year for SNOM, so be sure to let Mary Jo Martin (nominations committee) know if you are interested on being considered for a board positions.
Have safe, restorative breaks this month and next so we can meet the needs of our students!